UKBM Franchisee Paul Clarke launched is UKBM Franchise in Manchester in November 2017. Hear from Paul as he talks about his background, why he choose UKBM and the challenges he has faced.
30 Plus years in senior management roles within the financial services sector supporting customers and staff.
Desire to use 30 years of knowledge gained from extensive training and experience to support SME owners grow their businesses whilst reducing their dependency. Best decision I have ever made!
Through voluntary redundancy although there are other finance opportunities available.
Full week training course covering all the areas required to make my franchise a huge success. This is followed up by a series of further support days and 121 coaching during the early stages of my franchise journey. There is always someone on hand to contact/chat through anything.
Supporting my clients either via scheduled meetings at their premises and/or regular interaction via phone/email etc and supporting my partners with free business related seminars and training for their staff.
Developing partnerships to support client attraction was initially time consuming however this was short lived and there was so much support available to help me through this initial phase.
Honestly, it is the best role I have had in my career and gives me enormous satisfaction seeing others succeed and grow. Running my own business gives me so much flexibility, freedom and ability to develop as a mentor and as a person.
Do your homework-UKBM advised me to look at the competition which was extremely professional and helpful and clarified why I wanted to choose them. Then hit the ground running-beforehand start to work on your business plan and key relationships and in the first few months go for it and go outside your comfort zone.
YOU-it’s your business!-bring your personality and keep developing.
WORK HARD-you need to put in the effort especially in early doors!
SELLING-the ability to convey your worth and added value to your prospects.
DELIVER-your clients rely on you-be a partner not a short-term fix.
Continue to grow my franchise and purchase a master licence…and travel the world!
No I picked the right Franchise, with the right culture and support.
You can always improve how you support your customers though, and it’s that which drives me on.
The initial training and support thereafter could not be faulted.
Fantastic to be part of a growing business that genuinely puts its clients at the heart of everything it does – this is the best stage of my thirty year career.
It’s been amazing, I feel like everything that I did in my thirty years in corporate life was my apprenticeship for this role. I love it.
The opportunity to earn £150/£200k per annum.
First class training and ongoing support
The wonderful satisfaction of helping business owners overcome their barriers and seeing their businesses grow.